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Letters to the Editor (Sept. 9, 2015)

Ike set ordering disgraceful Are you aware of the disgraceful and unfair situation which occurred today while attempting to order the Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles sets? I, along with many others, were online at noon sharp to purchase two of … Continue reading

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Belgium issues Waterloo coin

By Richard Giedroyc Napoleon is meeting his Waterloo – again, as Belgium surprised France by going ahead with the sale of its 2½ euro coins marking Napoleon’s defeat despite France’s official protests regarding a previously planned issue. France initially outmaneuvered … Continue reading

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Dollar bill under attack again

The days of the $1 bill would be numbered if the Unified Savings and Accountability Act is passed by Congress. But the ragbag bill does not make a clean kill of the denomination. It buries it in legalese near a … Continue reading

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High Relief orders drop

A buying frenzy for the 2015 High Relief $100 gold piece ran out of fizz before sellout. Buyers took 36,686 pieces of an available 50,000 on the first day of sales July. 30. In the first hour alone, the Mint … Continue reading

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Irish soon to be penniless

By Richard Giedroyc Ireland hopes to follow the example of several other European Union currency union members by ceasing production of its 1- and 2-cent coins. The recommendation made June 14 by Ireland Minister for Finance Michael Noonan to the … Continue reading

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Coins, bank notes or virtual money?

By Richard Giedroyc Fiat money began replacing specie during the early 20th century when the world stopped using gold coins in circulation. By the 1960s the process was complete. Circulating silver coins were replaced by those composed of base metal. … Continue reading

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2015 Coin and Currency set on sale Aug. 24

The 2015 $1 American Coin and Currency set combining a Native American dollar with a $1 Federal Reserve Note will go on sale on the U.S. Mint website Aug. 24. Price will be $14.95. The maximum number that will be … Continue reading

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Hungry for Eagles

By Dave Harper and Connor Falk Silver American Eagle one-ounce bullion coins were put back on sale July 27 by the U.S. Mint. The Mint had run out of the coins in early July. It took almost three weeks to … Continue reading

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Specimen set leads ANA auction

A complete denomination presentation set of small-size Federal currency specimens ($1-$10,000) consigned by the family of Assistant Treasury Secretary Henry Herrick Bond, who led the changeover from large-size to small-size U.S. paper money, is expected to sell for $500,000 in … Continue reading

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Rare Nevada notes in auction

A large-size $10 from the McGill National Bank leads a group of 58 Nevada National Bank Notes that will be offered in a Holabird Western Americana Collections auction Sept. 24-27. The $10 note might be unique, Holabird said, and he … Continue reading

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